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doyenne

noun [C usually singular] uk   /dɔɪˈen/ /dwaɪˈen/ us  
the oldest, most experienced, and often most respected woman involved in a particular type of work: The party was held in honour of Vivienne Westwood, that doyenne of British fashion.
Translations of “doyenne”
in Chinese (Traditional) (某一領域內的)女性老前輩,女性老專家…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某一领域内的)女性老前辈,女性老专家…
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